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New England Patriots fans Doris Pun Chong, left, and her husband Philippe Dudley, both of Panama City, Panama, shop for a Tom Brady jersey at the Patriots ProShop at Gillette Stadium before an NFL preseason football game between the Patriots and the New York Giants, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. Federal Judge Richard M. Berman overturned NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's four-game suspension of New England quarterback Tom Brady Friday morning. The league said it will appeal the ruling. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Patriots Nation exults over ruling allowing Brady to play

Thursday, September 3, 2015

BOSTON — Patriots Nation is crowing after a federal judge on Thursday erased New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game “Deflategate” suspension. The decision rippled through lunchtime conversations among office workers, construction crews, tourists and others in downtown Boston and across the six-state region. “Relief’s a good word for it. Justice at last,” said John Turner, of Montpelier, Vermont, as … 0

Patriots say they’re ready, with or without Brady

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — No matter U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman’s ruling, the New England Patriots are prepared to move forward with or without star quarterback Tom Brady. Brady’s fate will be decided sometime in the next few days, but until then the Patriots will continue to operate like the four-time Super Bowl champion … 0

Can anyone dethrone Patriots in AFC East?

Monday, August 31, 2015

NEW YORK — The AFC East got a lot more entertaining with one wacky, drama-filled offseason. Rex Ryan brought his bluster to Buffalo. The New York Jets cleaned house, welcomed home one of the franchise’s best players and saw their quarterback socked in the jaw by a teammate. Miami paid big bucks to … 0

Minus Develin, Patriots shoot for fullback flexibility

Monday, August 31, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — The loss of James Develin to a broken right tibia left the New England Patriots without a fullback on the roster. Sort of. “Playing fullback sometimes you see the fullback line up at tight end (and) tight ends line up at fullback,” tight end Rob Gronkowski … 0

Brady, Goodell await ‘Deflategate’ ruling

Monday, August 31, 2015

NEW YORK — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady attended last-minute settlement talks between the NFL and its players union Monday before a judge announced he would decide the dispute over deflated footballs … 0

Brady throws 2 INTs, 1 TD, Patriots beat Carolina by 1

Friday, August 28, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tom Brady overcame two early interceptions to lead his first touchdown drive of the preseason as the New England Patriots beat the Carolina Panthers 17-16 on Friday night. The preseason has been a titanic struggle … 0

Pats seek improvement in third preseason game

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Bill Belichick is looking for some major improvement from the New England Patriots as they head to Carolina for Friday night’s third preseason game. “We weren’t very good on either side of the ball, or in … 0

‘Deflategate’ talks go on as lawyers try to win over judge

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

NEW YORK — Even as negotiations aimed at settling the NFL’s “Deflategate” scandal drag on, lawyers are seeking every legal advantage in a quest to win over a federal judge. Repeating arguments they made at a hearing one week ago, lawyers for the league, the players’ union and … 0

Patriots welcome vet Colts wideout Wayne

Monday, August 24, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — New England Patriots players are looking forward to having veteran wide receiver and former rival Reggie Wayne on their team. “He’s a good player. He’s played at a high level for a long time,” fellow receiver Danny Amendola said Monday. “He played on some other good … 0

Garoppolo rallies Patriots to 26-24 win

Sunday, August 23, 2015

NEW ORLEANS — Saints receiver Brandin Cooks looks ready to fulfill the promise he showed as a rookie last season before smashing his hand on a helmet. Cooks caught all four passes thrown his way for 117 yards, … 0

Saints WRs, Patriots DBs tested each other plenty

Friday, August 21, 2015

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler appreciated the chance to spend a couple days being tested at practice by record-setting quarterback Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints’ offense, even if there were moments when … 0

Silent Brady on the money vs. Saints

Thursday, August 20, 2015

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Tom Brady’s media blackout, purportedly on advice of lawyers handling the legal challenge to his “Deflategate” suspension, has left him unavailable to even discuss how the New England Patriots look on the football … 0

Patriots, Saints express mutual admiration at joint practice

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — The kinship between Bill Belichick and Sean Payton is apparent in the way they compliment each other, as well as the subjects they’d rather not discuss. They relate on matters ranging from winning it all to the awkwardness of tarnished reputations. Their franchises … 0